1. New aspect for systemic effects of copd: Eye findings

    New aspect for systemic effects of copd: Eye findings

    Introduction : Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has multisystemic implications and comorbidities. Hypoxia and systemic inflammation are thought to involve oculary structures. In this study, our aim is to evaluate retinal nerve fiber and choroidal thickness and retinal vessel diameter using the Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in COPD subjects. Methods : 43 subjects diagnosed with COPD according to the Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease criteria at the Pulmonology Department of Pamukkale University were enrolled in the study. All subjects underwent respiratory function testing and a carbon monoxide diffusion test. To determine hypoxic state, arterial blood gas analysis was performed. The control group ...

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